TADALAFIL

Generic Name: tadalafil (ta DAL a fil)
Brand Names: Adcirca, Cialis

 

Description: Tadalafil is a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor which relaxes muscles to increase flow of blood

  • Treatment of erectile dysfunction and symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
  • Also used for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and improvement of exercise capacity in men and women.
  • Taken by mouth; With or without food; usually once a day or as directed by your physician;

Not available.

  • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
    • headache; sinus pain, sore throat; or muscle pain.
  • Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)
    • erection is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours (prolonged erection can damage the penis);
    • vision changes or sudden vision loss;
    • heart attack symptoms – chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating.
    • ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing loss; irregular heartbeat; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; shortness of breath; seizure (convulsions); or a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
  • Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:

Rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor
    • Allergy to the medication or any allergies
    • Medical History of
      • heart disease or heart rhythm problems, coronary artery disease; a recent heart attack (within the past 90 days); a recent history (in the past 6 months) of a stroke, or congestive heart failure; angina (chest pain), high or low blood pressure; liver or kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); a blood cell disorder such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia; a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia; a stomach ulcer; retinitis pigmentosa (an inherited condition of the eye); a physical deformity of the penis (such as Peyronie’s disease); or if you have been told you should not have sexual intercourse for health reasons.
  • Can decrease blood flow to the optic nerve of the eye, causing sudden vision loss.
  • If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

 

Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • other medicines to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, such as riociguat (Adempas).
  • nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, and isosorbide mononitrate. Nitrates are also found in some recreational drugs such as amyl nitrate or nitrite (“poppers”). Taking tadalafil with a nitrate medicine can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention.

 

Brands

Available Brands:

  • Cialis

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